This summer I am apart of an amazing group of 18+ humans that will be taking part in a beautiful project called the Biketopia Music Festival by the Pleasant Revolution! This 2016 summer, we’re touring the pacific northwest from Vancouver to the bay – twenty of us, musicians, dancers, clowns, jugglers, on bikes.
For the past three years we have been organizing bike tours from California through Mexico. On these tours we have carried all our musical equipment on bikes, but wherever we played, we had to rely on electricity. This year, we hope to abolish our dependence on external energy sources by purchasing a pedal-powered sound system from the good people of Rock the Bike, a Bay Area based small business who’s been working for years to develop a sound system which runs completely off of kinetic energy generated by people riding bikes.
Purchasing a sound system from Rock the Bike not only supports their ingenuity and innovation, it also allows us to share our message in the most authentic way possible. Your donation will aid in supplementing the cost of our two month bike tour; this includes cargo bikes, touring gear, musical equipment, food, camping and ferry fees.
Bike touring, and performing with a pedal powered sound system is 100% community effort. Not only are we learning to live through alternative means, we are also realizing the power of a group of passionate people joining together to accomplish magnanimous feats. Every donation counts, even a small amount will get us one pedal closer to our goal. Please follow us, share our story with your friends and loved ones, and let us know what you think!
1. Bicicletas por la Paz or “bikes for peace” which is a band I’ve played and toured with from Oakland to Mexico in 2015. They are a Latin circus funk band that has songs in Spanish and English.
June 25th – Biketopia Music Fest, Bellingham, Washington – location TBD, for more info check Facebook event here.
July 12 –Biketopia Music Festival in Pope Marine Park, Port Townsend, WA. 3-7pm
July 16– Biketopia Music Festival at BikeWorks Seattke, WA– 3-7pm with bike ride to follow. More details coming soon.
July 17 – Outlander Brewery and Pub in Seattle, WA.
July 30 –Biketopia Music Fest, Portland, OR